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Realising reliable relati onships – that’s Forrec
for any type of solid municipal and industrial
waste and it is a REactive company, backed by
the presence of support teams at the client’s
premises, call centres, remote assistance and a
spare parts warehouse to respond to sched-
uled maintenance and emergencies.
Focus on MsW
Many horizons have been explored and many
goals have been achieved, especially in recent
years, when the company has implemented
important and ambitious projects such as
those concerning the treatment of municipal
solid waste (MSW).
MSW has proved to be a product that requires
particular management for the sorting of
material or preparation for combustion. Forrec
has designed a line capable of reducing the
preparation phases, guaranteeing a quality
output with a primary shredder (FR multi-
crusher) and a screening machine, avoiding the
secondary grinding that means high manage-
ment costs and constant maintenance.
In addition to the high-performance FR multi-
crusher, Forrec has developed a screen in
which every component in contact with the
waste is made with anti-wear steel and tem-
pered to minimise maintenance costs while
ensuring a perfect screening and high-quality
production. It also offers a solution to the typi-
cal problems of disc screens such as the twist-
ing of long materials around the shafts.
The project conceived and presented by
Forrec has met the interest of the Mexican and
will, in terms of intake capacity (120 refrigera-
tors per hour), be the world’s largest. The two
installations are near Bordeaux and Chambery.
A key aspect of these lines and the processes
they perform is the final handling of the extract-
ed gas. The first French plant uses an innova-
tive, sophisticated on-site gas thermo-destruc-
tion system; the second applies the tried and
tested cryogenic (nitrogen) system currently
used in several Forrec plants around the world.
Forrec continues to lead the WEEE sector,
especially the refrigerator segment. It also pro-
vides air conditioning, water heater and boiler
waste disposal via a unique process that only
Forrec plants provide. Such cutting-edge solu-
tions stem from continuous technological
upgrading and a flexibility that ensures close
customer support during project development
single Machines MatteR
In parallel to the design of complete lines, the
company also focuses on the construction of
single machines that remains the core business
One of the most recent projects is the X3000M
single-shaft shredder. The machine has been
designed to process and treat solid waste
effectively, even when it is very dense. It can
be used on a vast range of materials – plastic,
wood, paper and municipal solid waste – with a
capacity of up to five tonnes per hour with a
30 mm grating.
The shredder incorporates key technical features
such as: a frontal hatch for easier access to the
machine; independent hydraulic rams, each with
its own hydraulic control unit; spiral lateral seals
to ensure safer processing; and a more ergo-
nomic structure for easier maintenance.
The drive system on the X3000M also offers
numerous advantages, the most important
being the incorporation of a chain reducer
rather than the gear-type alternative. This solu-
tion solves the problem of vibration-induced
chain breakage while ensuring greater safety.
Ready FoR FutuRe challenges
The range of products is still evolving and Forrec
has added the hammer mill to its technologies,
successfully including it within the WEEE treat-
ment plants, and those dealing with electric
motors and both ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
The hammer mill is particularly appreciated in
the treatment of cables and electric motors and
has found applications in many sites in Belgium,
The Netherlands and Poland.
Research and development are always effec-
tive and new works are in progress. A skilled
and caring team is ready for the different mar-
ket demands and essential appointments in
Europe and around the world. These, and
much more, are on the horizon of a young and
dynamic company always ready for new chal-
The refrigerator processing line near Bordeaux.
Southeast Asian markets where large business-
es have recognised the real benefits. They are
planning to empty landfill sites with the landfill
remediation to achieve a long-range goal of
zero waste so that waste is exploited to the
maximum and becomes an important resource
for the planet.
In addition to the treatment of municipal
waste, much success has also been achieved in
the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment
(WEEE) sector. Two major French companies
decided that Forrec’s refrigerator processing
technology and experience were exactly what
they needed to complete their own plants that
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